Christina Applegate talks about an uncertain acting future

Since the future of her Hollywood career is uncertain, Christina Applegate took a moment to reflect on some of her favorite roles this week during a rare public appearance.

Applegate was honored Wednesday for her accomplishments as an actress and producer during TV Festival Variety 2023 FYC Fest in Los Angeles. The moment was especially emotional, as the “Dead to Me” star said. she is not sure whether she will be able to participate in acting projects after a recent diagnosis of multiple sclerosis.

“Thank you so much for your support and understanding as I navigate this new part of my life, not knowing if I will continue to move forward,” Applegate told the crowd. “I don’t know if I can. I would love to, I miss him. I miss him so much.”

She further noted, “It’s a daily struggle to walk and move and all that, but I’m so happy I ended it with a show like Dead to Me.”

fellow actor Gene Smart presented Applegate with the award. The two women starred as mother and daughter on the ABC sitcom.Samantha Who?» from 2007 to 2009.

Applegate ended her speech on a note of thanks. Expressing gratitude to his Dead to Me co-stars, including Linda Cardellini And James Marsdenshe told the audience, “I had a lot of fun, so thank you.”

Christina Applegate (left) and Jean Smart on Wednesday at the Variety TV FYC Fest 2023 in Los Angeles.
Christina Applegate (left) and Jean Smart on Wednesday at the Variety TV FYC Fest 2023 in Los Angeles.

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applegate first became public about their diagnosis of multiple sclerosis or multiple sclerosis in 2021. A chronic autoimmune disease disrupts communication between the body and the brain. Symptoms include tremors, fatigue, loss of vision, slurred speech, and weakness in the limbs.

Ever since she was diagnosed, Applegate has become one of the most outspoken advocates for people with multiple sclerosis in Hollywood and has received praise for creating bold statements about illness through fashion.

“It’s just that there are certain things that people take for granted in their lives, and I take for granted,” she said. Vanity Fair said last month. “Going down the stairs, carrying things – this is no longer possible. It sucks as hell. I can still drive my car for short distances. I can bring food to my child. Up, never down.”

While she noted that she couldn’t “even imagine” returning to a film or TV show for the foreseeable future, she added, “I can voice because I have to support my family and keep my brain working.”

Applegate and Smart starred in the ABC series. "Samantha Who?" from 2007 to 2009.
Applegate and Smart starred in the ABC series Who’s Samantha? from 2007 to 2009.

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